From Skin Cells to Stem Cells, Pioneer Researcher Elaine Fuchs Wins Cell Biologists’ Highest Honor

Hailed as a pioneer in exploring the basic principles of stem cell biology, Elaine Fuchs of Rockefeller University will receive the 2015 E.B. Wilson Medal, the ASCB’s highest scientific honor awarded, at the Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, on December 15. Writing to nominate  … Read more

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The Fantastic Four Write Again—Latest on Future of Research from Alberts, Kirschner, Tilghman and Varmus

Call them the Fantastic Four. The quartet of super leaders in cell biology and fearless advocates for research reform—Bruce Alberts, Marc Kirschner, Shirley Tilghman, and Harold Varmus— published a new opinion piece on the overcrowded, underfunded future of biomedical research last week in PNAS. The  … Read more

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How to Rescue U.S. Bioscience from its Successes and Excesses

Calling it “a recipe for long-term decline,” four of the nation’s most distinguished cell biologists describe the present U.S. system of biomedical research as “unsustainable” and “hypercompetitive,” calling for a sweeping rebalancing of bioscience education, funding, and direction. In a “Perspective” just published in PNAS,  … Read more

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